Not all of the options that claim to allow you to listen to music while swimming are worth the money. Some products out there are reasonable attempts but are filled with issues and are seriously overpriced for the results you get.
As an avid swimmer and Aquarius lady (don't judge me, astrology haters), I love pairing my workout at the pool with singing and music. I've tried several products ranging from terrible to pretty good.
Mind you, nothing will work perfectly, so don't expect the most flawless method ever since it's an obvious challenge, to begin with!
But I'm here to help you avoid some of the more likely wastes of your time and money when it comes to finding the right product to swim and listen to music at the same time.
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A very well-received option for playing music with headphones while swimming is the use of bone-conduction headphones. Bone conduction headphones are pretty new to the market and can help you in a variety of different ways.
These unique headphones don't go directly into your ear. Instead, they transmit vibrations through your jaw and head bones and are placed closer to your cheekbones.
They allow those who actively workout while listening to music and those with hearing loss to have a more effective way to play audio without needing to hit their eardrums.
The only downside I find in these types of headphones is that it's hard to get a pair with some great bass boost. It may be asking too much due to the way these headphones work, but other than a lack of intense bass, they sound great for how they work.
If you require a way to play music and you're in a private or very spaced-out spot, skip the headphones and consider using a high-quality Bluetooth speaker that is fully waterproof.
This obviously won't work well for public spots where you don't want to be rude, but spaced-out areas like not-too-crowded-beach or a private pool area make a great time to pull out the speakers.
One really cool feature about the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is that you can pair multiple units together for more powerful sound in larger areas. It also has a great battery life that lasts up to 15 hours.
The Delphin Waterproof Micro tablet is a solid option for playing your music while swimming if you have a bit of patience.
It allows you to play audio from Spotify, Amazon Music, and Audible and includes lap tracking. This makes a great choice for those who are serious swimmers who are trying to get a great workout in.
The setup of this product is admittedly tricky and has caused some bad reviews for the product, so you will need patience when you first get it.
Don't expect to get these in the box and be swimming in the pool with them 10 minutes later. Their customer support is also pretty good for those frustrated with the initial step process.
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If you are looking for a simple way that won't cost you much, consider just using a waterproof phone case and waterproof headphones. The key here is to get two quality products, so you might want to get these two separately instead of looking for a bundled deal.
The TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds make a good choice for headphones alone. The JOTO Universal Waterproof Pouch Cellphone Dry Bag Case makes a good choice for your phone case if you have a smartphone.
Just remember that a phone case with waterproof headphones is a good option for swimmers more on the leisure and fun side of things, not for professionals and those trying to get a solid workout in.
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